Globalization and the Future of African Languages
Francis O. Egbokhare, Clement Kolawole
Ibadan Cultural Studies Group, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 475 pages
Leading scholars of African languages address the many new ways that ICT have relevance to African languages for growth, development and sustenance; while at the same time showing the imperative of facing the future of these languages. The scholars present the challenges of modernity, and suggest means and methods of copying these these through the exploitation of resources. The fifteen contributions are organized in four main parts: ICT & Globalization; Sociolinguistics; Applied Linguistics; and Syntax & Phonology. Francis Ogbokhare is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Ibadan, and also Director of the University's Distance Learning Centre. He is a poet, social critic, and human rights activist. Clemen Kolawole is a Snior Lecturere in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Ibadan. He specializes in bilingual education, applied linguistics, and curriculum and instruction.
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